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If a 2001 Ford Focus runs out of antifreeze quickly and the heat turns to cold when this happens you but there is no leak what else could be wrong?

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2015-07-16 18:21:51
2015-07-16 18:21:51

If your car blows A LOT of white smoke out the tailpipe and it smells sweet, your coolant is probably seeping into the motor through a leak in the head gasket. Check the inside of your oil cap for whitish sludge - this indicates coolant in the oil and usually verifies a head gasket leak.

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